Boing Boing picnic in San Francisco, July 10th

By Lisa Katayama


We're having our first ever Boing Boing meet-up in San Francisco this summer! We hope you'll come hang out with us at Golden Gate Park on July 10 from 11am to 3pm! Bring food, drink, and wonderful things for show-and-tell. We'll have new BB tshirts and stickers to give away.

You can RSVP on our Facebook event page (but you're also welcome to just show up); feel free to toss around ideas on the wall about stuff we can do during our time together. Here's a link to the exact location on Google Maps. Hope to see you there!

Published 8:00 am Mon, Jun 28, 2010

About the Author

I'm a contributing editor here at Boing Boing. I also have a blog (TokyoMango), a book (Urawaza), and I freelance for Wired, Make, the NY Times Magazine, PRI's Studio360, etc. I'm @tokyomango on Twitter.

43 Responses to “Boing Boing picnic in San Francisco, July 10th”

  1. ADavies says:

    Damn. And here I am in the wrong hemisphere.

  2. Maggie Koerth-Baker says:

    This is my “Living in the Midwest” sadface. :(

  3. Jason baker says:

    Wow, Boing Boing for the win. You managed to pick one of the four days this year I’m leaving my crappy apartment here in Chapel Hill to go visit my friend’s crappy apartment in downtown San Francisco. See you there!

  4. Xeno says:

    ‘xactly… are there picnic ‘mirrors’? Specially in case this one goes down… or doesn’t go down.. or goes down and needs others to go down. Or goes down and needs others to get down (wit yer bad selves).

  5. kmoser says:

    I want to see photos. There must be at least one person dressed as Jackhammer Jill.

    • coaxial says:

      Please do not encourage the cosplayers nor the furries.


      MGMT (The band, not the management.)

    • David Pescovitz says:

      Brilliant! Best Jackhammer Jill costume receives a Very Special Prize.

  6. Nash Rambler says:

    What!?! San Francisco gets a picnic and all I get here in Baltimore is one lousy Cory Doctrow? This is my “living on the east coast” sadface =(

  7. Rajio says:

    Whaaaaa, I thought BB was in Toronto! :(

    • David Pescovitz says:

      Boing Boing is actually many places, including Toronto.

      Pesco: SF
      Xeni: LA
      Mark: LA
      Cory: London
      Rob: Pittsbugh
      Battelle: Marin
      Dean: Pittsburgh (SF for the summer)
      Lisa: SF
      Maggie: Minneapolis
      Brandon: Austin
      Ken: Toronto

      Antinous, Arkizzle, and Avram? The tubes.

  8. cholten99 says:

    Oh yes – there needs to be worldwide satellite parties – can’t let all the SF-folks have all the fun!

    Okay – let’s start with my neck of the woods. :-)

    Who’s up for a 10th July picnic in London?

    Pass it on!

  9. Brainspore says:

    I’ll check with my wife to see how high her nerd tolerance is likely to be that day.

  10. thebelgianpanda says:

    Will Pizza Hacker be there?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Oh wow do I wish I could attend. What a blast!

  12. johnfromberkeley says:

    anyone want to rideshare from berkeley that day?

  13. osmo says:

    Pffft! SF? Who needs to be in SF? I can be BB all year round here in Gothenburg, Sweden – so go suck a walrus at fishermans warf for all I care! Weeee… lookatmego… oaaahh! Its *amazing* here – hope you guys are doing fine in that hempinfested, dank pit in which you decided to hold a meet-up.

  14. David Pescovitz says:

    Oh yeah. Just so nobody flips out when Mark isn’t there jamming on his cigar box guitar and Cory doesn’t fly by hanging from a balloon, you should know that unfortunately neither of them can make it.

  15. lolbrandon says:

    For as much as Boing Boing trashes Facebook, it’s a little ironic that you’re using the service to RSVP and wall post suggestions.

  16. Teller says:

    Don’t forget to wear your ‘nom de net’ name tags.

  17. girlgolite says:

    Do I HAVE to sign in to Facebook to RSVP? Really? Don’t want to.

  18. Revisorius says:

    If Xeni and Mark ever want to try one in L.A. that’d be awwwsum.

  19. Chentzilla says:

    Who drew the girl?

  20. will_orz says:

    Longtime lurker that lives about 5 blocks away, so I’ll be there!

  21. Greg323 says:

    Shoot. I’m going to be out there a week too late.

    Anybody want to mirror one in St. Louis on the 10th?

  22. hungryghost says:

    On the one day that my mom is coming to visit! Maybe she will want to hang with the other happy mutants (but probably not). Anyway, a fantastic idea… and maybe if this one goes well another will be scheduled!

  23. Anonymous says:

    I’m in Los Angeles and I want to meet Mark and Xeni. I’d give them a hot dog print, cool cats. (Although San Francisco would be very nice to meet up for a picnic, too.)

  24. unwoman says:

    Oooh, perhaps I will come with my cello.

    • David Pescovitz says:

      Yes please! I’d love to see/hear a lot of musical instruments at the picnic!

  25. pinehead says:

    If you guys decide it’s not hot and humid enough for you in San Fran, we’d love to have you down here in Atlanta.

    As was said earlier, I wanna see photos.

  26. Jen says:

    Come host a picnic in Florida!! <3

  27. benher says:

    When is the BoingBoing Osaka picnic? Can I join the staff just so I can start it? I don’t even have to be a contributor or an editor… you know… just “Osaka Picnic Guy” or something…

  28. Dr. Concrescence says:

    And afterwards the geek fest continues:
    Saturday, July 10, Kaleidoscope 3109 24th St. at Folsom, San Francisco 3 pm – 7 pm,

    Hacking Reality: Then and Now

    A panel w. R.U. Sirius, Fernando Castrillon, and Erik Davis. Check it out! Followed by Sean Paul Cruz and his crossroads blues

    “Please Join Us for what promises to be a memorable VVS and a welcome intervention in our current novelty spike- Three of the foremost cultural critics and creators will gather to discuss reality hacking from the on-ramp of the information superhighway to the roadside distractions of the inner-webs…

  29. Anonymous says:

    Who else agrees that we need to create a Boingboing picnic in London as well?

  30. footage says:

    2 blocks from my house…yeah! BTW we really like the fog out here, hope you do as well.

  31. RangerCraig says:

    Had a great time at the picnic today. Thanks to boingboing for putting it on. I’ve posted my pics of the get together at

  32. David Pescovitz says:

    Thanks so much, RangerCraig! It was great meeting you. See you on Alcatraz!